BCummingsThe McGill Faculty of Medicine’s Dr. Beth Cummings has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the W. Dale Dauphinee Fellowship by the Medical Council of Canada (MCC). The Fellowship is intended to advance the vision of the MCC by supporting medical educators to enhance their knowledge and skills in physician assessment.

The Fellowship runs from September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2016 with the goal of allowing Dr. Cummings, in collaboration with Dr. Lambert Schuwirth, to investigate how, why and when benefits of longitudinal integrated curricula are threatened by misalignment between assessment practices and desired curricular outcomes.

“This Fellowship allows me to work with Dr. Schuwirth who is internationally renowned for his expertise in assessment,” says Dr. Cummings of the opportunity.  “Together, we will develop a better understanding of assessment practices in longitudinal integrated curricula – which is the future of medical education.”

Dr. Cummings received her MDCM from McGill University in 2003 and an International MSc in Health Professions Education from Maastricht University in 2011.  She is a General Internist at the Jewish General Hospital and the Clerkship Component Director for McGill’s Faculty of Medicine, overseeing Year 3 and Year 4 of the undergraduate medical curriculum.  Her research interests include assessment in undergraduate medical education, in particular longitudinal integrated clerkships.

Congratulations Dr. Cummings!